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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
the candidates on of voters in virginia. mitt romney and president obama will appear in the common wealth today one day after they appeared in ohio. president obama will campaign in virginia beach this morning. a lead over mitt romney in the virginia and ohio. look for more on good morning america. >> there has been a decision on pepco's request for a rate increase. have approve 58% of the increase the utility wanted. the typical residential customer abouthave had to pay month.ore each instead customers will pay $2.60 more. the increase is set to take effect next month. pepco workers are possibly going on strike now. the union has overwhelmingly rejected what the company called offer.al the main sticking point to the plans.and welfare disappointed by the vote. there are making arrangements to continue negotiating with the union. 5:07 is the time. littled update on the 5:07 is the time. litt[ male announcer ] with ultra-ftered water from the first hands-free system, and micro-climate controls powered by twinchill technology, the new ge french door refrigerator puts fresh in a whole
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> president obama and gop challenger mitt romney plan to campaign in the battleground state of ohio today. they will focus on college students and working-class voters. mr. obama has campaign stops at penn state and bowling green university. romney has campaign stops including toledo and other spots. his running mate paul ryan will campaign in colorado today. army secretary expected to return to work soon after he was injured in a bicycle accident monday night in alexandria. he is resting comfortably at walter reed medical c center. he expects to fully resume duties once cleared by his doctors. >> it is 63 degrees. still ahead, the nationals hit a speed bump on their way to wrapping up the division. >> a close look at a tornado in the midwest. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's aroun this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the
ABC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
addition to taping an interview with first lady michelle obama for "the view, "the president has a new advertisement hitting the air. >> mitt romney continues as battleground state court in colorado as he tries to rebound from a terrible week. national polls show that -- say the white house race is tight but obama leads in the battleground states. in denver last night, mitt romney slammed the president's record. >> it is clear that we can afford four more years like the last four years. that is why we will get change filing in washington that the people of america deserve better when mitt romney arrives and ohio tomorrow, he will be greeted by a new tv ad from the obama campaign attacking the gop nominee for saying 47% of americans are dependent on the government and view themselves as victims. >> doesn't the president have to worry about everyone? >> as the campaign steps up efforts in battleground states, some in the republican party worry of the collection is slipping away. >> he has an inability to focus on their own essential meaning. >> president of bumblebee in the york today an
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
key battleground state where new polls show they're trailing president obama. they will focus on how they plan to handle the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending if they're elected to office. meantime, ann romney doing her part as well appearing on the tonight show with jay leno where she reflected on the possibility of her husband becoming the first mormon at the white house. >> on a serious note, talk about the significance if he gets elected being the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that means to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope that if mitt were elected we would see more of the same. >> she also talked about how much she and her husband love shopping at costco, saying she recently picked up an $18, three pack of kirkland dress shirts he wears "all the time." who doesn't love shopping at costco? you need two things and get a cartful. >> the romneys at costco, indeed. her first time being on the late night talk show like that. it was good. getting into the nitty-gritty. they want to ag
ABC
Sep 23, 2012 11:35pm EDT
this is abc 7 hd, news, washington weekly. >> president obama and mitt romney took shots at each other. morning talk shows, politicians from both parties sounded off on the campaign. >> american people are asked this basic question. which canada is better prepared move the comedy -- the economy forward? overwhelmingly, they say president obama. think it will be about your account and your jobs, romney's swisst bank accounts. g to createhtin jobs, not democratic -- not democratic or republican cause. for red orghting blue states. i am fighting for the united states of america. [applause] i do not believe in just looking for businesses, workers, poor.esses, rich, or fou i will look out for everybody. >> i know you heard the president said something unusual this week. said, he said he cannot fix washington from the inside. that can only be done from the outside. we will give him a chance on november 6 to do that. [laughter] moreth canada's have a lot the biging to do before day. >> as the weekend got underway, romney delivered his much awaited 2011 income tax return show he paid abo
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
candidates face reach other on the stage. president barack obama and governor mitt romney both in marathon training sessions. their wives and running mates carrying the banners today with mixed results. 35 days to go. "your voice, your vote." david muir and jake tapper are back. inside the debate hall, david muir. jake, start us off. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the two kentds largely kept to themselves today. leaving the hard work of ca campaigning to their surrogates. not always staying on message. in battleground state north carolina, the vice president tried to assail the republican ticket but he did so in way that brought fire upon himself. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan pounced. >> vice president biden, just today, said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bu
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
obama holds the lead over mitt romney by 10 points in the buckeye state. the president also has a lead in florida. they are scheduled to campaign in virginia tomorrow. president will be in virginia beach while mitt romney will be at a rally in springfield. there's a big fur step in getting the washington monument repaired. the national park service awarded the $9.5 million contract to oversee repairs. >> i am really happy to announce that today we are again one step closer to getting this important landmark reopened to our visitors. >> the national park service closed the monument after last summer's earthquake caused significant damage. we started off today with a little bit of rain. we turn now to meteorologist jacqui jeras. it looks like you will have a good time. >> it is exciting to be here. the weather is absolutely beautiful. we started out cloudy and we will end the day the same way but in between, it is nice. let's show you the satellite and radar picture. there is a stream of moisture moving in across the mid- atlantic. most of it is too far north and that's why we are s
ABC
Sep 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
christie: i do the laundry, i pay the bills, i'm m barack obama, and i approe this message. i make sure my kids are fed and rested and healthy. female vo: moms like christie would be stretched even more under mitt romney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires, romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages, and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthy... it seems like his answers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luckck. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. we will begin tonight with the death of a giant panda cub after being born. >> they did what they could to keep the plant alive. jay korff joins us live. >> officials tell us at this juncture of the investigation, they do not know the pennsylvania a's death. blows been a devastating to staff and volunteers. is filled with intriguing creatures. the giant panda -- giant panda re the closest thing this zoo has to celebrities. >> for scrapboo
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
preparing. obama practicing in just outsidemney denver. monday, mitt romney told voters thinks the debates will be than justthing bigger appears to emerge as the winner. the president's advisers are on trimming his lengthy alm anations and look c romney.y criticism from >> now linda bell joins us from t bloomberg. >> we have heard from a a bunch retailers laying out their holiday plans. there has been an increase in t emp hiring by as much as 5% this year. it's more than 238,000 jobs that need to be filled. macy's has announced it plans to hire 80,000 seasonal associates this year. up 2.5% since last year. theite the optimism, retail federation is on how cautious outlook much consumers plan to spend. retailers are entering their amid thertant season election, gridlock washington, and changes in spending and taxes. they project holiday sales to about 4.1%. at&t is cutting prices to keep prepaid carriers such as metro pc asked. atw, that's business news bloomberg headquarters. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 63 degrees. >> much more to come. williamhie
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
be coming to the u.s.? >> your husband comes to bed at 1:00 in the morning? >> the obamas appeared together on the "the view" [ romney ] my plan is to help the middle class. trade has to work for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and healthcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve millio new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. come on, kids, we've got to go. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minuteclinic, the medical clinic in cvs/pharmacy. ac
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
leading romney in virginia. >> president obama making an appeal to voters in key battleground states. a video begins airing today to the president looking into about how healking movinge nation is forward again. says romney's plan would double down on the same trickle- lead toicies that economic crisis. is one of the states where the ads is airing. early voting begins today in iowa. polls show president obama ahead of romney. has six electoral votes, but they could be if it's a close race. >> sentencing is set for a manassas school aid to admit it to sexually abusing several boys. they want him to spend between 30 years in prison. he pleaded guilty to molesting over nearly 20 years. met his becomes while working at at baldwin elementary school. 6:07, 65 degrees. still ahead, mcdonald's is people wanted their fries mcchannel tv. and google ♪ get in on the fun... ...during the petsmart fall festival of savings! save up to 20% 2on thousands of items, and save 20% on all martha stewart pets™ and bret michaels pets rock® halloweeen costumes and toys. exclusively at petsmart®.
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> running mates are taking care of campaigning today. obama and romney have one last full day before tomorrow's big debate. mitt romney doing his preparatory work in colorado outside denver. president obama getting ready in nevada. his side has lowered expectations -- both sides have. lowered have >> a hollywood icon is. getting a is >> and there's new research about married couples and household chores that could have you bring up your cracks in bethesda we are baking and getting ready for saturday, october 6, the taste of bethesda. join us for a slice of heaven. >> good morning, washington. >> good morning, washington. i have not had breakfast. that looks good. it is a rainy morning out there. grab the umbrella. we have showers and some downpours. looking at live super doppler in gaithersburg and into montgomery county and over the county line and over the state line in virginia towards sterling and ashburn. getting some heavy rain at this time. there's no thunder, so that's good news. the satellite and radar picture shows this is scattered all across the mid-atlantic, stretching t
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
point in the race for president. both president obama and mitt romney have both stopped campaigning this weekend. cramming their facts and honing their one-liners. it's your voice, your vote, with just 37 days left until the election. abc's david kerley is with us here at the desk. good to see you. >> nice to be here. dan, this is a big debate. this is part performance, part policy. the stakes are always high. but for mitt romney, some are saying it's make or break. and for the president, leading in the polls, it's about not letting his challenger back in the race. president obama is in nevada this morning where he'll spend the next three days in debate camp. reportedly at this posh resort in henderson. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing president obama holding a lead this morning, 6 points. >> this is the ball game for mitt romney. if romney doesn't do well in this debate it will be hard to get back in this race. >> reporter: both candidates have checklists. mitt romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list, the three cs, show compa
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
going to refute those. he may not like what i have to say. >> president obama was in beach today touting the of this the administration when it comes to issues.ional led --introduced by gm webb. baylor university's didn't plead guilty for trying extort a million dollars robert griffin the third. he faces two-three years in prison. story is the return of the regular officials. they took to the field to , something that referees normally get. took the field in as the ravens were hosting the cleveland browns. have more on the officials welcomed return. i can tell you at last check, 10 points.were up by everyone has been closely watching this court. everyone has been closely watching the referees. of these teams want a we saw monday night. fireworks to get the crowd going. you cannot forget all little of good luck. baltimore ravens fans were hungry for victory. their eyes were not just on the players, but on the guys with the black and white uniforms. >> we need the professionals jobs.their >> the commissioner apologize to ofs for three weeks fficials.nt >> all the bad calls we had g
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
severalals controversial calls from the i'm barack obama and pri approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dedependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, thousing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for thi president no matter what... anand so my job is not to wory about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- morning. welcome back. meteorologist jacqui jeras. eye-tracking a few showers on the doppler. we could pick up a quarter inch storms.with these you can see them moving out of e district into montgomery county, towards college park. of heavier showers near upper marlborough. -- a heavier shower. about 1.5 inches in remington. 0.86 in fairfax. temperatures will be warming the 80's this afternoon. partly sunny. showers and thunder
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
be n virginia. president obama conceded they get out of hand. >> even some of his ads may go over the line. do you feel that is on both sides? >> i think they are a form of character assassination. i think our ads describe what we about his policies. >> he feels more people are getting to see their real hand. >> people are getting to know me better and better -- the real him. >> people are getting to know me better and better. >> i challenged him to share something few people know about. >> i love waterskiing and i to water ski, even i am the best in the family, i am pretty good. >> a staffer for the governor added he also makes a clean honeyof butter and sandwich. to win overte voters? maybe not. virginia could be decided by a few thousand votes. we have the entire interview on website, wjla.com. >> president obama also spent speaking toginia crowd in virginia beach. he said change takes more than s president and told audience he was not born wealth and privilege but he e of aere he is becaus great education. obama 1 virginia in over mittolds a lead romney in virginia. abc7 is yo
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president leads the 53% to 43% in ohio. in pennsylvania, the latest poll shows obama leading 54% to 42%. and in florida president obama leads a 53% to 44%. here in virginia one woman is reluctant to commit to romney. she says she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and believe the race is tighter. they think there is still plenty of time to overtake the president. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> thank you, rebecca. the president was in ohio and had a little bit of a tough time getting there. he had to force landed in toledo because of weather problems. they experienced some turbulence while landing. no one was hurt, and the plane put down safely on the second attempt. >> the president of iran mahmoud
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 2:30am EDT
of three between president obama and mitt romney. as abc's david kerley reports, both sides are trying to manage expectations. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church, but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's this week. >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments heap has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well. i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you are going to be shaking your race, it's a brand new race. >> reporter: christie is way off the romney campaign script. they're trying to lowe er eer expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage many years. this is milt's first time on this stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have t
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
to find work in today's economy. >> reporter: the obama campaign has spent more than $40 million on ads in ohio since may 1st. the romney campaign, more than $20 million. recent polling shows that in three, critical battleground states, president obama's in the lead. but the romney campaign says their internal polling in those states shows a much tighter race. >> they're going to have to plant the flag in ohio and fight like crazy. >> reporter: but romney's path to victory is shrinking. this week, abc news shifted ohio from the toss-up column to ohio. mitt romney would need to win nearly all of the remaining seven toss-up states to win the white house. and they all went for president obama in 2008. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> we have the most convincing evidence yet that water once flowed on mars. nasa's rover curiosity, beaming back pictures with pebbles that are rounded off. a fast-moving stream once flowed on the red planet. finding past water is the first step to find out if the environment was able to sustain life. >>> time, now, for weather across the nation. heav
ABC
Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
slump as president obama with politics here in new york. jake tapper is here this morning. jake, the dants were combat dif on "60 minutes." >> that's right, george, they're entering a few phase of the debate. the candidates are looking for any edge to knock the other on its heels. >> reporter: mitt mney barn-storming battlegrounds, colorado, ohio and virginia, trying to regain momentum lost after a tough week on the trail. on the campaign trail overnight, romney was asked why he was trailing in so many battleground states. >> i think that the president's campaign has focused its advertising and in many cases on very inaccurate portrayals of my position. he's trying to fool people into thinking that i think things i don't. that ends, i think, during the debate. >> reporter: when he lands in ohio, tuesday, a brand-new campaign will greet him, for the comments he made describing 47% of the country is irresponsible. >> mitt romney attacked 47% of the americans who pay no income tax, including, veteran, elderly and disabled. >> reporter: and president obama will be here in new york. he'll
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
fun and predictable. both sides are already trying to lower expectations. the obama campaign arguing in five of the last six debates, the challengers were perceived the winners. romney's had a lot of practice. as you'll see, the romney camp, painting the president as a master orator. through ohio and virginia, this morning, a shift to that crucial first debate. overnight, a senior adviser to the romney campaign, sending a memo to romney surrogates. setting expectations low. saying president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker. and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in recent history. the governor had the same with us. >> he's a brilliant orator. >> reporter: romney will practice again this weekend. the president will travel to nevada this weekend for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play mitt romney. both sides are trying to avoid those infamous debate moments. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: and there was that bet. >> 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> reporter: but so much of it rests with the candidate. the hbo
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
how he took i'm barack obama, d i approvethis message. christie: i do the laundry, i pay the bills, i make sure my kids are fed and rested and healthy. female vo: moms like christie would be stretched even more under mitt romney. to fund his tax cuts for millionaires romney could take away middle class deductions for child care, home mortgages and college tuition. christie: mitt romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthyhy... it seems like his answers to middle-class america are just...tough...tough luckck. >> it was another dramatic week in a georgia court room as a man defends himself in a murder trial. >> he is accused of a killing in 1995. the first witness has been called. >> jay korff has more. >> disturbing allegations. waseem daker is acting as his own lawyer cross-examining people who have accused him of horrendous crimes. it has been an emotional week of testimony. >> i am sorry that i have to ask that, sir. do you need a minute? >> this case revolves around the ex-wife of michael smith. daker is on trial for her death based on recently collected
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debat in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that. governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolu
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